Very moving to see this Field of Flags today, Meg and I stopped to say a prayer and take a few photos!!

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    The First Congregational Church on Friday created a "Field of Flags" to honor those who have lost their lives in Middle East conflicts.

    At 8 a.m., volunteers began placing a flag on the church lawn for each serviceman and woman who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    By afternoon 6,579 flags had been placed.

    Church officials said it is "one way to remember each individual, as well as their families and friends, in prayer at our church."

    The Field of Flags will be dedicated on Sunday during the 10 a.m. worship service. The Field of Flags will be on display until Thursday, Sept. 13, church officials said.

    The Field of Flags program began in 2005 at the Somers Congregational Church.

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    1. Neva Swensen 64 months ago | reply

      What a moving and thoughtful tribute!

    2. mamaroo10 ~~Have a nice day!!! ;-)) 64 months ago | reply

      My heart aches for all these families!!!~~ there are way too many flags here~~~I hope your Debi is OK that storm looks nasty~~~MA!! ;-(

    3. cheroberta123 64 months ago | reply

      This is so moving. Beautiful.

    4. judo_dad1953 64 months ago | reply

      This is a great image. Thank you!

    5. zoomzoomz mom 64 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful way to pay tribute to our heros and their families

    6. camera girl 108 64 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful tribute! It's so sad that war still exists in this day and age...

    7. Pushapoze (nmp) 64 months ago | reply

      So sad ... way too many flags .... even one flag would have been too many ....

      But a very beautiful and touching tribute to those lost lives ...

    8. urbantreader 64 months ago | reply

      Another wonderful photo here - the bouquet is fitting for this scene

    9. neuro 64 months ago | reply

      A wonderful tribute.
      So sad we've lost just brave precious men and women in both our countries, MA!

    10. canikon1998 64 months ago | reply

      Love your focus and the colors are so rich and beautiful! Super work!

    11. wee3beasties 64 months ago | reply

      Wow, incredibly impressive and moving!

    12. Agnes Siljekil 64 months ago | reply

      It is very mooving MA! The bokeh is just wonderful. So dad there have to be so many flags! How is she, has she left yet?

    13. RufusZulu 64 months ago | reply

      This pair of images is beautiful, MA. Having read your personal comment on my page, and then to see this — very emotional and poignant.

    14. jwakanmorgans 64 months ago | reply

      What a Wonderful and Thoughtful Gesture.
      A Moving Tribute.

    15. ruthug08(on and off) 64 months ago | reply

      another gorgeous shot, MA!
      so sad to see the flags....so many....wonderful tribute....

    16. Choulabags 64 months ago | reply

      super moving image...with some great focus

    17. Cats 99 64 months ago | reply

      That is a beautiful shot of some of the flags and a wonderful tribute!

    18. Perry McKenna 64 months ago | reply

      not only is the photo moving, but your capture is awesome. thanks for your kind word on my 400k image.

    19. Roby rrr 64 months ago | reply

      grande lavoro!

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